02 July, 2018

Forum of mayors of the Silk Road starts in Astana

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Today Astana receives guests - participants of the forum of the mayors of the cities of the Silk Road countries Global Silk Road. More than 2000 participants from 60 countries, including 70 mayors from 11 countries of the Silk Road and more than 150 foreign speakers and moderators were registered at the forum.

The participants to discuss the program "Belt and the way", proposing the development of new mechanisms for regional economic partnership, stimulating economic prosperity of the countries involved, strengthening cultural exchanges and relations in all areas, and promoting peace and sustainable development.

Note, the headliner of the event will be a special participant - the Sofia gynoid, developed by the Hong Kong company Hanson Robotics. This robot has skills to adapt to human behaviour and communication with people and is a popular guest at various international events. Since October 2017, Sofia has been a subject of Saudi Arabia and the first robot to receive the citizenship of any country.

Based on the results of the forum, it is planned to establish a Club of Mayors of Cities, an Association of Businessmen, Universities, Journalists, Poets of the Silk Road Countries, also a platform of women's and youth organizations.

A historic event will be the laying of the foundation of the architectural complex "Golden Bridge of the Silk Road", as a symbol of friendship from the world-famous Chinese art figure Shu Yun. The length of the bridge is 28 meters. The sculpture symbolizes the dream of creating a global community with a common destiny, common interests and shared responsibility.

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